|Eastern International Region|
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2013 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Material Religion.
Material religion explores the way in which religion happens in material ways and contexts. Material culture, such as images, places, rituals, and artifacts, is put to work in the practices of religion everywhere.
Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:
In particular, the program committee is interested in proposals related to our special theme of material religion. These could include submissions on such topics as:
The Program Committee would also welcome proposals for nontraditional sessions, such as roundtables, dialogues, PechaKuchas, book discussions, etc.
Each proposal should contain the following in a single e-mail attachment in MS Word format:
Scholars from any region may apply to participate. Only those proposals received by the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the program. Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, with ten minutes allowed for questions. If you require technological support for your presentation/panel (such as an Internet connection or audio and projection equipment), you must request it with your proposal.
As a general rule, the Region discourages panels comprised of scholars from a single institution. Exceptions to this rule would include a presentation from a research team or a panel based on other types of collaborative research.
Student Paper Competition
Graduate and undergraduate students in the Eastern International Region are invited to enter the student paper competition. Please note that to be eligible for submission, the student must attend a university in the Eastern International Region. The committee will give preference to work that is new at this conference. Up to two $200 awards are reserved for winning papers. The award(s) will be formally presented at the business meeting on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
The Region welcomes submissions from undergraduates in the field of religious studies. Each proposal should contain the following in a single e-mail attachment in Word format:
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